As the last year in primary school, we are really important! This is the year where we take on more responsibility and become a member of a subject team – our opinions and ideas are vital to the development of our school. As the oldest children in the school we lead by example in all that we do from our behaviour to our learning. Of course, we would be ready to relish the challenge of KS2 SATs at the end of the year!
The weirdest possible last day for us at TMS … we missed lots of our friends..and Mrs Murt. Thank you to all our wonderful year 6 team – we are gutted you can’t show off how marvellous you are in SATS … and let’s hope we can all catch up soon!
In year 6, our children have the opportunity to take part in a residential trip to London at the end of May. This is a really exciting trip that involves watching a West End show (fingers crossed for School of Rock!), a ride on the London Eye, a visit to the Houses of Parliament and one of the amazing large museums.
Your child should be reading every night, aloud to an adult as well as reading to themselves. Children should have both a non-fiction and fiction reading book at all times and please remember to sign the reading record when you hear them read!
Spellings are assessed on a daily basis through games and in their writing, and it’s great to practice these at home whenever you get the opportunity too.
Children having a rapid recall of times tables and associated division facts is also a must. Periodically we’ll send home activities or signpost resources that will support children with mathematics, particularly ones that help children feel prepared for their end of KS2 tests.
Your child will be given a STAR learning homework grid at the start of each term, with a range of project-based learning activities for your child to do at home. This is to give all children the opportunity to shine and get excited by learning, in whichever area their strengths are. You can help as much or as little as you like – even grannies and grandads can get involved!
We ask children to bring in their STAR learning throughout the term so that we can celebrate and share it in the class. Many star learning projects are so brilliant they even get a Head Teacher’s Award which will mean five additional tokens for their team class award.
It is really important that all children remain learning in the time when we are not at school. Retention of learning is crucial: if we don’t use it, we lose it!
We would recommend that where possible, children have structure throughout the day and choose as many activities from the list below as it possible. If you would like to complete other learning activities, please do!
Obviously all children are different, having a variety of strengths and areas to develop. You may need to break these tasks down and offer them more support, or challenge them further.
At home, children can access their class ‘Google Classroom‘ pages which are full of learning we have been completing at school. We keep these up to date with tasks for the children to complete and web-links which contain relevant and interesting information on our termly topics.
If you have a garden, get outside as much as possible. Look at the different leaves and flowers – try some sketching or write a poem. Use our wonderful natural environment to develop curiosity.
On return to school, all teachers would love to see what you have got up to at home, but also, feel free to mark anything at home – children love instant feedback!
In the ‘Discovery’ section of the website, you will find additional websites to support your child’s learning.
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In addition to the general learning activities, here is a more structured timetable week by week. Please keep in contact with us by email: email@example.com
We will be missing you and we are looking forward to you contacting us with your amazing learning.
Thank you for continued effort with your STAR learning, we hope you enjoyed a week of science last week and are beginning to understand the basics of electricity and circuits
We will be continuing with the electricity theme this week and will be looking at the journey electricity takes, as well as the alternative forms of generating electricity. This week we would like you to complete:
A diagram showing the journey electricity takes to get to an appliance in the home
A reading task about the energy we use
A presentation to argue which form of renewable energy should be used to power the school.
Task 1: VIPERS on the history of electricity.
Task 2: components of a circuit, label parts of a circuit, then draw your own.
Task 3: explain whether or not these circuits will work.
Task 4: how to manage electricity safely in the home.
Task 5: is it a conductor science experiment.
Howdy 6! We hope you are all doing well and are so impressed with your learning at home so far! Dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 from last week is looking great – well done! Now we are moving onto SHORT DIVISION. We’ll break it down into chunks over the next week or so.
Remember, a secure knowledge of times tables up to and including 12 will help. As we move onto dividing by larger two digit numbers – don’t panic! If you are dividing by 43 but don’t know your 43 times tables (“I don’t either!” – Mr N) you do know your 3s, 4s and 10s! Look for the LINKS that will HELP YOU! We’ll look at remainders as well, just remember – you are all EXCELLENT mathematicians and as always, the 6 team is here to support!
The Year 6 Great Isolation Bake Off!
Everyone loves something sweet to celebrate with. As this would have been SATs week, we would like you to bake your favourite sweet treat to celebrate all the hard work you have put in through the year. We would like you to bake your favourite sweet treat and send a picture of your entry to:
The year 6 teachers consider themselves experts in sweet treats, just ask Mr Newsome, so will be judging this competition.
There are 100 STAR tokens up for grabs, so get baking!
Hello year 6!
Friday 8th May marks 75 years since Victory in Europe Day – VE Day. This week all of our learning will be around VE Day and what it meant to people in Britain.
You have 4 tasks which you can choose to complete:
VE day VIPERS
Plan your own VE day celebration and write an invitation to your event.
Make some VE day bunting.
Write and record a broadcast announcing VE day to the people of Britain.
Hello year 6!
Maths: In maths this week we are moving on from place value to have a look at rounding numbers – just whole numbers this week, we will move onto rounding decimals later!
We can’t wait to hear from you all! Team 6
Week beginning 23.3.20. Copy of slides Year 6
Write a persuasive speech convincing young men to join the army – think about using the second person (you), exaggerating and using emotive language.
Research and design your own propaganda posters – make sure it’s bold, eye-catching and sends a clear message.
Draw a labelled diagram of a soldier’s uniform and equipment in WW2 – make sure you find out what materials uniform was made from and why it was fit for purpose.
Create your own training regime for a WW2 soldier. Make sure you explain how each activity will help the soldier whilst they are at war. Perhaps you could test it on your family in the garden.
Write a letter home as if you were a WW2 soldier, letting your family know about your experiences in training during the beginning of the war. Make sure you write in 1st person, use lots of adjectives and expanded noun phrases. Can anyone include a colon and a semi-colon?
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Can’t wait to see your amazing learning soon! Team 6
PE will be an important part of our week – please have your PE kit on you at all times, in case we have an extra lesson!
Any adults to hear readers will be welcomed until 9.10 everyday. Please let us know if you are interested in supporting the year group.
If you have any old shirts you could donate to the art shirt box we would be very grateful.
If you have any concerns about your child at all, please do not hesitate to come in and speak to us. It is always best to talk to us as soon as possible if you or your child are unhappy about anything as it will enable us to resolve any issues quickly. We have more time available after school than before school to speak to parents, but in an emergency of course pop in anytime.